English football club Chelsea have struck a deal with Atletico Paranaense to sign Brazilian star Nathan.

The 19-year-old is expected to travel to London next week for a medical check up and to sign a permanent contract, reports Xinhua.

It is understood Chelsea have agreed to a seven million-euro fee for the midfielder.

Nathan has been capped 20 times for Brazil’s Under-20 team and made 14 first-team appearances for Atletico last year.

He has caught Chelsea’s eye with his performances as a playmaker behind the striker but has also been deployed on the left and right of midfield.

Nathan would be the fifth Brazilian in Jose Mourinho’s squad, joining Oscar, Filipe Luis, Ramires and Willian.